Acacia Coast

After developing an appreciation for craft beer while living in Portland, Ore., Acacia moved to Durango, Colo., for college, and finished her degree in international business in Chambéry, France. After college, she began work with the Center for Creative Leadership, a world-renowned non-profit executive leadership and research organization. During her four years at CCL, she coordinated and managed leadership programs for executives from countless industries around the world. Currently, Acacia works with the BA's government affairs team as the state brewers associations coordinator, traveling the nation in support of America’s craft brewers guilds.

  1. Headed to Great Nebraska Brew Fest this weekend! See you there?
  2. Loads of learning and networking at #ASAE16 Salt Lake this week.
  3. Northbound for a South Dakota Craft Brewers Guild meet today.
  4. Jetting to Maryland today for Brewers Assoc of MD meeting @ Key Brewing.
  5. Jet plane to the District for BA Hill Climb & Savor.
  6. Headed to Vancouver to speak at 14th Annual Canadian Brewing Awards & Conference.

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Pennsylvania Guild Secures Beer Tax Credit

The Pennsylvania state brewers guild, Brewers of Pennsylvania (BOP), recently secured a major victory for the state’s breweries and their consumers. Since 2013, the top legislative priority for BOP, as voted on by the BOP membership at …More

South Dakota Brewers Guild Re-energizes

Just ahead of the 76th annual Sturgis bike rally, I had the opportunity to visit the brewers of South Dakota and attend a South Dakota Brewers Guild meeting. This meeting garnered the largest group of SD brewery representatives to ever come together. Fifteen breweries and breweries-in-planning met at Firehouse Brewing Co …More

Iowa Brewers Guild Announces Apprentice Program

The Iowa Brewers Guild (IBG) recently announced a new course through the IA Department of Labor for a registered apprenticeship program targeted towards training professional brewers. This program will offer a combination of on-the-job-learning and …More